Native Data Warehouse Application Eliminates Integration Hassles for Customers


Skyward’s Data Warehouse module provides customers a quicker implementation
timeframe with a solution specifically designed for the Skyward School Management System™.
STEVENS POINT, WI – Skyward, the industry leading K-12 administrative software provider, announced today the upcoming release of their web-based Data Warehouse application that eliminates any extract, transform, and load (ETL) hassles by being designed natively for Skyward’s School Management System.
The Data Warehouse module provides an interactive dashboard that is customizable for everyone from the superintendent to the teacher that displays dynamic information tailored to each user’s perspective. Along with the dashboard, a series of pre-defined reports are included with the ability for districts to create their own unique reports.
The choice to design a native data warehouse solution instead of interfacing with existing third-party solutions boiled down to customer needs. “Our customer feedback for a data analysis toolkit always returned to the struggles with data mapping and ongoing costs, especially when capitalizing on ARRA funds,” states Jon Oliver, Skyward Executive Vice President of Corporate Operations. “By developing our solution internally, we eliminate the ETL hassles while meeting our customers’ expectations in product and long-term cost feasibility.”
The Data Warehouse application is pre-configured to seamlessly accept data elements from the Skyward School Management System reducing the implementation timeframe from months to days; saving districts significant money. Additionally, the Data Warehouse application offers extensive flexibility for summative and longitudinal analysis that improves decision making and allows administrators to quantify the effectiveness of educational programs within the district.
Skyward’s Data Warehouse application will be available this fall and will be showcased at upcoming Skyward user group conferences all across the country. Districts can also take advantage of an early adopter discount through the end of 2009.
Since 1980, Skyward has been serving the K-12 administrative software needs of school districts. Today, Skyward’s School Management Systems™ are found in more than 1,300 school districts throughout the United States and internationally. Skyward’s School Management System™ represents an integrated student and financial management software system designed to keep administrators, educators, and families connected.


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